A detailed history and thorough physical therapy evaluation that seeks to determine the cause of your pain or restriction is performed and then used to develop a treatment plan that is geared toward achieving the patient’s individual goals. The treatment plan will include a combination of manual therapy techniques and skilled therapeutic exercise prescription focused on progressively restoring function. Education regarding injury, disease or dysfunction that contributes to the cause of limitations is offered as well as development of a home program to allow carry over and self-management after discharge. Modalities like heat, cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and therapeutic taping techniques will be incorporated on an as needed basis.
Our clinic is specifically designed to place a major emphasis on developing strength, coordination, flexibility and proper body mechanics with a wide variety of therapeutic tools – including state of the art exercise equipment, simulated workplace stations, and strategic balance and functional training areas.
Spine Boot Camp:
Chronic back pain can be debilitating and research has shown that often a focused strengthening and conditioning program has excellent outcomes for improving function and decreasing pain. Our program, developed off the New England Baptist Spine Rehab model, incorporates an aggressively progressive strengthening and functional lifting approach in a positive function oriented environment to achieve maximal function. This approach is especially effective with highly motivated people who have clear goals and stick-to-it-iveness.
When recovering from an injury that has caused an employee to be out of work for an extended period of time, a work conditioning program helps to address the loss of strength and flexibility that occurs over this extended period. Sessions lasting 2-4 hours per day for 2-5 days per week are utilized to gradually restore the strength and endurance needed to accomplish a full day’s work while decreasing the risk of re-injury.
Pre-employment physical capacity screens:
Pre-employment evaluations and work screening is provided to employers wishing to evaluate their new-hire’s physical capacity for specific job tasks and demands.